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Vice Chair/Secretary Rebecca Drolen
Treasurer Amanda Breitbach
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Upcoming Conference

EMBRACING CHANGE

SPESC Regional Conference 2021

University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, TX   |   October 29 - October 30, 2021

EMBRACING CHANGE is the title of the 2021 Society for Photographic Education's South Central Regional Conference (SPESC). This year's conference will explore the rapid changes in photographic practice, relating to web, video, performance, installation, and interactive environments. 

This hybrid conference will invite participants to share strategies and innovative perspectives for addressing the continuing rapid changes in photographic practice, relating to web, video, performance, installation, and interactive environments.  Through dialogue and exchange, the aim is to foster an understanding of the connections shared by creative professionals and scholars working in areas such as contemporary art, social media, commercial photography, video, and education. This hybrid conference will be comprised of both virtual and in-person events.

The unexpected, the emergent, and the transitory serve as beacons in this shifting landscape, paving new avenues for discovery as well as career opportunities.  The goal of our discussions is to provide guideposts for navigating the future for the student, professional, artist, scholar, and educator. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Exhibitions: October 15- November 13, 2021

_SP/N Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas

_2021 SPESC Juried Member Exhibition (juried by Christopher Blay)

_2021 SPESC Student Exhibition 

Friday, October 29:  

  • virtual panel talks, presentations, and portfolio reviews

  • on-campus workshops

Saturday, October 30: 

  • virtual panel talks, presentations, and portfolio reviews

  • on-campus workshops

  • exhibition reception: to be announced

Keynote Speaker: Letitia Huckaby
7:00 pm, Jonsson Performance Hall, UT Dallas and virtually

Please direct questions to: spesc2021@gmail.com


Conference Hotel:  Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX, 75081

Chapter Conference Committee: Marilyn Waligore, Chair, Diane Durant, Anna Fritzel, Emily Loving, Daniel Martinez,Cynthia Miller, Marcy Palmer, Ariel Wilson


We greatly appreciate the support from our SPESC 2021 CONFERENCE CORNERSTONE SPONSORS:  Aperturent, Frame Destination, Red River Paper, Comer Photography Collection at UT Dallas (on behalf of the School of Arts and Humanities).

APERTURENT

https://aperturent.com 

FRAME DESTINATION

https://www.framedestination.com

RED RIVER PAPER

https://www.redrivercatalog.com

COMER PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION AT UT-DALLAS

https://ah.utdallas.edu/comer

SP/N Gallery

https://ah.utdallas.edu/about-ah/buildings-venues/spn-gallery/

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